PAX TV Ratings Hit New Season High; Network Showing Consistent Improvement as Season Progresses

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--()--Nov. 19, 2003--PAX TV reported today its best new fall television season primetime performance, averaging over 800,000 homes and 1.2 million viewers during the week of November 10th. With eight full weeks of the new season completed, PAX primetime ratings overall grew +16% in adults 25-54 and +22% in adults 18-49 in the last four weeks versus the prior four. Rating gains for PAX TV shows over the same period of time are as follows:
                        Adults 18-49              Adults 25-54
                        ------------              ------------
    DOC                     +20%                      +27%
    Candid Camera           +35%                      +44%
    MGM Night Movies        +17%                      +23%
    Americas Funniest       +49%                      +22%
    Early Edition           +50%                      +30%
    Saturday Movie          +11%                      +18%

PAX TV's original movie "Mermaids," which had its network television premiere on Saturday, November 15, 2003, was its highest rated Saturday movie this season, averaging a 0.8 rating with 1.3 million total viewers. "Mermaids" delivered more households than numerous cable networks, including: SciFi, History, FX, Bravo, Spike, Hallmark, E!, Comedy Central and ABC Family.

Commenting on the ratings growth, Rob Hebenstreit, VP/Research, said, "We are seeing strong and sustained growth in all key demos, especially adults 18-49 and 25-54. That growth is not just limited to primetime, as our game show block of "Supermarket Sweep", "Shop 'Til You Drop" and "Family Feud" has improved +42% since its premiere week."

About PAX TV

Paxson Communications Corporation (AMEX:PAX) owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television distribution system and PAX TV, family television. PAX TV reaches 88% of U.S. television households via nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. PAX TV's 2003 fall season features all new episodes of returning original drama series including, "Doc," starring recording artist Billy Ray Cyrus and "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye," starring Deanne Bray. Other original PAX series include "It's A Miracle" with new host, Roma Downey, "Candid Camera" hosted by Peter Funt and Dina Eastwood and "Animal Tails" hosted by Mark Curry. For more information, visit PAX TV's website at http://www.pax.tv.

Contacts

Paxson Communications Corporation, West Palm Beach
Nancy Udell, 561/682-4195
or
Holly Policy, 561/682-4210

Contacts

Paxson Communications Corporation, West Palm Beach
Nancy Udell, 561/682-4195
or
Holly Policy, 561/682-4210